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RATINGS: 522   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 278   ABV: 9.25%
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A style of beer curiously born on the foggy shores of Father Junipero Serra’s first founding mission. Our own vigorous entry is one rebellious IPA, quick on the trigger, and brimming with a bounty of hop ingenuity. This is a big, bold, brazen beer, a restless vision of a new America.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hamilton23 (617) - Alpine, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Poured from 1 gallon growler box. Pours clear amber in color with thin white head. Aroma is alcohol and a bit of hops. Taste is slightly sweet up front with a fair amount of bitterness in the back end. Decent, but pales in comparison to some other DIPAs from SD.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (4493) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2012
From a bottle at velvet lounge dc. Pours a hazy copper with a thin white head. Citrus and pine nose. Nice balance of spruce and orange zest. Bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
baraciisch (2301) - California, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Caramel orange brown in color... Aroma is sweet citrus.... Flavor is caramel malts, toffee with finish of bitter citrus hops... Super malty for an ipa... Doesn't taste like a west coast ipa, very much east coast... Marginal at best ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2012
hazy copper in color with a foamy off white head. ok lacing throughout the glass. pine and citrus hops on the nose along with some sweet malt. taste follows the aroma but was more malty than i anticipated it to be. nice bitter finish. slightly boozy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a hazy copper color with a frothy off white head. Nice head retention. The nose is a touch on the boozy side with notes of resin and overripe orange. The flavor is rather malty with a quick shock of pine and resin, but the sweet malt, orange, and caramel flavors take precedence. The finish ends up rather dry due to the ABV. Thick and sticky on the palate. Overall it’s less impressive than it’s individual parts.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Belize2000 (23) - Loon Lake, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2012
From notes on 9-30-12 Lit copper color foggy, sweet malty smell good head and good retention, like its smell sweet malty taste with just enough bitters, Good Beer! 9.25 ABV

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SudsMcDuff (6850) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Had at the biggest shitstain of a bar, Tulunes Saloon in butthole,PA... . pours a deep caramel tan .. . foam is quite good, lacing is good too .. . old sap, light chewy resin .. . reminds me of a light version of 120 .. . its average at best .. . . i mean really? who does that?!?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sathorael (153) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 9, 2012
First off, i’m not sure of the age of this bottle. My guess would be that it is quite aged at this point. Poured from bottle into Tulip. Orange/Amber in color with little to no head. Aromas of pine, water, and citrus/fruits. Taste is much of the same. Slightly watered with nice pine, apricot, and hop flavors. Alcohol is hidden very well in this one. Considering I have no idea of the age or condition of storage, this is a very drinkable beer.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
o_Merlin_o (193) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Pleasant, extremely hoppy aroma. No head. Interesting apricot aroma. WAY too sour flavor. Overpowering such that I can’t taste the flavoring of the beer. Average rating.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2589) - New York, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Draught via Habitat. Burnt siena pour. White head. A big beer with strong hops and malts. Very good


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